Recap of the Fall of 2019
As 2020 is on the Horizon, many people are reflecting on 2019. What began as a slow year, with only a few weddings booked and even few portrait sessions, ended with a bang. This fall turned things around and ended up being one of my busiest seasons yet. I have been working on my SEO, and it looks like it is working. More and more people are finding me on the internet, and that is a very good thing. My thanks goes out to all that have viewed my blogs and visited my website on Zenfolia (for my wedding and portrait work) and Smugmug (for my wildlife, nature, and travel photography).
I was privileged to be the photographer of choice in several small, intimate weddings this fall. I love being a part of these celebrations, as you can get to know the couple and their guests better than the large weddings. There was Tara and Paulo at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. Nick and Stephanie chose a backyard wedding in Lewiston with photos preceding the ceremony at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary a few blocks from Stephanie's home.
Couples, Families and Headshots make up a good portion of my business. I love having clients in my Studio, where I can control the lighting and the backgrounds. But, I will go where the client wants me and bring my portable studio with me. A good example of on location is Brittney. She wanted a Headshot for a new job, with a coastal look. She met me at Bug Light in South Portland for a fun, and successful Photo Shoot.
Matt and Beth, a fantastic young couple from Bates College, wanted a Studio Photo Session and had their pick of backgrounds. They chose the Christmas background as the most interesting. We had a great time interacting, and I got some really good shots of them.
The van Mourik-Carrier family also chose to come to the studio for their session. We took several family photos of the eleven of them, and then smaller family groupings. June and Fred chose to make their session into a book that would be given to each of their children's family for Christmas.
2020 looks to be another fantastic year for Jim Walker Photography. I have started booking sessions for the New Year with the first one scheduled for the 4th of January. Two small, intimate weddings have also booked with me, and I could not be happier. Book your sessions soon for Valentines day and Easter. My calendar looks like it will fill up fast in 2020.
Also of note, and it is a difficult thing for me to blow my own horn, I was voted the Best Photographer of 2019 in the Greater Lewiston/Auburn, Maine area.
The middle of January will find me in Nashville for the ImagingUSA 2020 convention. This is the annual gathering of the Professional Photographers of America, with over 10,000 professional photographers from the United States and International community. In addition to volunteering at the convention, I will be attending classes and interacting with top professionals in our business. Proving you are never too old to learn...
Have a very Happy New Year, and I Hope to see you all in 2020!!!
PS: Please do not model, or photograph, on train tracks. New England lost a talented Model and Photographer this year when she was struck by a train while on the tracks. She most likely never heard it coming.
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